Leadership Effectiveness Tips

Leadership EffectivenessOur mission is to optimize organizational performance by maximizing the effectiveness of leaders and leadership teams. Our philosophy is that the long-term profitability and growth of every organization is inextricably linked to the effectiveness of its leaders. Through The Power of Leadership®, leaders create a values-based environment where people perform to their full potential and maximize their contributions to the organization’s mission and vision. In support of that mission and philosophy, each month we publish Breakaway Performance – Ideas that transform the way you work — with tips to help leaders achieve leadership effectiveness. We hope you will enjoy our articles and find them valuable.

Alyssa Freas, Ph.D.
CEO & President
Executive Coaching Network, Inc.


Leadership Effectiveness: Decency Quotient

Leadership Effectiveness: Decency Quotient

Consider two leaders we know. We will call one Rick and the other, Alan. Rick is tough, driven, and results-oriented. He is compassionate, ethical, inclusive, calm, composed, and fair. Morale and loyalty are high in […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: A Technique You Might Not Think of to Boost Performance

Leadership Effectiveness: A Technique You Might Not Think of to Boost Performance

Why do organizations agree with their team coaches that it is a good idea to create Team Agreements? Two reasons: to drive performance and to eliminate the dysfunctions of teams. Creating Team Agreements (or recommitting […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Oh, Yeah, I Forgot! We Are Here for Our Customers

Leadership Effectiveness: Oh, Yeah, I Forgot! We Are Here for Our Customers

With all the focus on social media, trade wars, bottom line, diversity, operational efficiencies, and so on … we can sometimes forget about the customer. Just look at your leadership agenda. Do you know who […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Agenda Defender

Leadership Effectiveness: The Agenda Defender

Most leaders report feeling they attend too many meetings and that the meetings are too long. This overabundance of meeting time adds up to six hours per week for the average worker and 23 hours […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Feedback. Good or Bad?

Leadership Effectiveness: Feedback. Good or Bad?

We know our readers are smart, independent thinkers and will evaluate any assertions made by an author, teacher or coach. Our caveat is that readers tend to take Harvard Business Review as “the truth” and […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Providing Clear Feedback

Leadership Effectiveness: Providing Clear Feedback

It always amazes me how often leaders have strong opinions about a direct report, yet do not give those direct reports clear enough feedback for them to take action. Often direct reports are confused: “Did I […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Leader as Coach

Leadership Effectiveness: Leader as Coach

Now that the dust has settled from the start of a new year, or even if it has not, it is time to go back to basics and see what you need to do to […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Optimize Your Leadership for 2019 and Beyond

Leadership Effectiveness: Optimize Your Leadership for 2019 and Beyond

Let’s all take a little bit of time (or as much as needed) to think about how we might lead better in 2019. Here are six practices you can institute to have an even more […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Leading in The Age of President Trump

Leadership Effectiveness: Leading in The Age of President Trump

A few clients have been asking how to handle the widening tensions of the current political divide. One asked, “What do I do when it is clear that those on one side of the table […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Executive Procrastination

Leadership Effectiveness: Executive Procrastination

Don’t do it! Don’t procrastinate, that is! Don’t wait until it is too late! Don’t wait until it is too late to get yourself (or someone else) an executive coach; provide feedback; ask for feedback; […]

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